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First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.

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    • 4.5 • 510 Ratings

First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.

Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore

    St. Augustine's Guide to Living Well

    St. Augustine's Guide to Living Well

    On this episode, Michael Foley joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his four volume collection translating, annotating, and commenting on St. Augustine's dialogues, "Against the Academics," "On the Happy Life," " On Order," and "Soliloquies."

    • 27 min
    The Rise of Byzantium

    The Rise of Byzantium

    On this episode, Paul Stevenson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "New Rome: The Empire in the East."

    • 33 min
    Michael Doran on the Theology of Foreign Policy

    Michael Doran on the Theology of Foreign Policy

    Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Michael Doran to talk about his article from the May 2018 print edition, “The Theology of Foreign Policy.” They discuss the connection between liberal internationalism and theological modernism, the significance of John Foster Dulles, and the ongoing war in Ukraine.

    • 33 min
    Hope Beyond Despair

    Hope Beyond Despair

    On this episode, Michelle D. Hord joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book, "The Other Side of Yet: Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness."

    • 34 min
    The Sound of the Psalms

    The Sound of the Psalms

    On this episode, James M. Hamilton Jr. joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Psalms Volume I: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary."

    • 33 min
    Justin Lee on Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

    Justin Lee on Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

    Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Justin Lee to talk about his article from the May print edition, “Holy Fear.” Lee reflects on growing up in the evangelical world, the challenges facing evangelicalism today, and the need to recover the animating spirit of the fire-and-brimstone fundamentalist.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
510 Ratings

510 Ratings

Danimals1612 ,

Great content, but please fix the audio quality

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast, but please fix the audio quality. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

WestchesterRich ,

First Things podcast

In general I very much enjoy the offerings. However, I beg you to fix the frequently awful audio. Rusty Reno’s podcast is typically very bad quality audio. I usually turn it off. Mark Bauerlein’s sound is generally better except when he uses the studio “hands free” microphone. Why can’t you all use headsets with a microphone? It would sound so much better and your important message would not be so hard to hear. Please!

__Matthew_.___ ,

Calm, Thorough, and a Wide Range of Topics

One can’t ignore the wisdom. Some critics say this information is distasteful yet I imagine that’s likely due to their preconceived notions on a particular topic. Yes there can be different views on a subject. However, historical facts can’t be ignored and Mark is a fantastic host bringing these to light with varying guests.

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